Saturday, 9 May 2015

Strumble Head 9th May.

It was obvious before I pulled up at the parking area that there was a large movement of hirundines under way this morning. During the next four hours many hundreds of Swallows were moving West with smaller numbers of House & Sand Martins but theses still must have numbered over a hundred of each species. Five Swifts were my first of the year & a single Merlin put in a brief appearance much to the alarm of the hirundines. On the ground four Wheatear were at the old coastguards & Whitethroats now back in evidence & a couple of hour seawatch  brought my first Manxies of the year, but otherwise quiet at sea.